Community Action Association of Pennsylvania
Agency Spotlights – July 2021
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Spotlight On Community Action Partnership of Cambria County (CAPCC)
Rita Wasnick Awarded The Veteran Community Initiatives Ed Cernic, Sr. Community Support Recognition Award
Rita Wasnick is a passionate volunteer helping Veterans. Her father, Ron, is a Vietnam War Veteran and she knows that so many people want to help Veterans but have no clue where to begin. She came up with the idea of helping Veterans through "The Back Pack" project for homeless Veterans entering homeless shelters, and the "Stuff The Boot" campaign for aiding Veterans with financial needs...
Spotlight On Community Progress Council of York County (CPC)
A 2nd & 3rd Generation Success Story In York County
As a single father, Rogelio "Roger" Colon knows all too much about the struggles to balance life’s commitments and the needs for his 5-year-old son, Noel. He’s incredibly proud of his son but worries about his own capacity to provide Noel with what he needs most. Roger, as he’s more commonly known, credits Community Progress Council with helping with some of his biggest necessities – the emotional nurturing of his son who’s enrolled in CPC’s Head Start program in York, PA...
Roger’s engagement with Community Progress Council started when he himself was just 9 or 10 years old, and his mother connected with counselors who worked with her to get help with employment and housing. He remembers how excited his mother was that CPC’s staff could provide her with the resources she needed … in Spanish...
"211 Counts" For Real-Time Data
The 211 Counts real-time data from PA 211, publicly accessible and searchable, can help give Agencies a snapshot of the needs you are getting contacts for in each community. This may also be helpful for doing needs assessments for your local communities.